July 30th was the 18th Anniversary of The Blair Witch Project. Whether you loved the film or hated it, there’s no denying that it had a major impact on the horror landscape, one that still resonates to this date. The film, directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, wasn’t the first found footage horror movie ever made, but it inspired a slew of imitators that literally flooded the film market over the next decade. The found footage craze has cooled in recent years, but it’s still a vibrant subgenre with a huge fan base.
While the sequel released in 2000 and 2016’s Blair Witch were not as well received, The Blair Witch Project is nonetheless thoroughly entrenched in popular culture. The film spawned probably hundreds of parodies of varying quality, but my favorite (hands down) is The Scooby-Doo Project, released on Cartoon Network not long after the original.
Carve out 10 minutes and check it out for yourself below; get ready for some serious laughs with a side of Scooby Snacks!
Official Synopsis: The Scooby gang get lost in the woods while trying the solve the mystery of a mysterious creature lurking within the forest.
The Scooby-Doo Project is directed by Chris ‘Casper’ Kelly & Larry Morris and features the voices of Frank Welker, Mary Kay Bergman, and Scott Innes.